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April 24, 2018

October 2018 Post-Pentecost Worship Planning Series

Job is a difficult book to read and interpret, even for the most advanced Biblical scholars, but focusing on the […]

Lent - Easter - Holy Week
April 24, 2018

November 2018 Post-Pentecost Worship Planning Series

Beginning with All Saints Sunday and ending with Reign of Christ Sunday (Christ the King Sunday), November is a time […]

Lent - Easter - Holy Week
September 30, 2018

Advent-Christmas-Epiphany 2018-19 Worship Planning Series

Advent marks the beginning of another year in the cycle of Scriptures that presents the narrative of the love of […]

Lent - Easter - Holy Week
October 8, 2018

2019 Worship and Music Planning Calendar

This resource is a calendar of lectionary readings for each Sunday in 2019, as well as special days and times throughout […]

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Resources for Church Musicians
October 16, 2018

History of Hymns: “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy”

By Cynthia Wilson and C. Michael Hawn

The genre affectionately known as the Negro spiritual is acknowledged as the foundation of Black American music. Since Western African […]

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History of Hymns
October 10, 2018

History of Hymns: “Beams of Heaven as I Go”

By Cynthia Wilson

In the Africana worship tradition, texts of ritual song have typically given meaning to the nature of the world: in […]

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History of Hymns
October 2, 2018

History of Hymns: “Jesu, Tawa Pano” and “Already Here”

By Cynthia Wilson

At the turn of the century, The United Methodist Church recognized the need for additional worship resources to serve as […]

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History of Hymns
September 25, 2018

History of Hymns: “One Bread, One Body”

By C. Michael Hawn

Scripture is replete with images that stress the unity or oneness of the body of Christ. Congregations celebrate the ecumenical […]

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History of Hymns
June 5, 2018

God of Ruth, Elizabeth and Mary

Lindy Thompson offers this hymn, which speaks of God's love and justice through the example of courageous women from […]

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Topical Music
March 12, 2018

See Our Savior, Crucified

The Seven Last Words of Jesus are a frequently included part of Good Friday services across a variety of Christian […]

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Hymns
January 12, 2018

Forty Days and Forty Nights

Throughout Scripture, "forty days and forty nights" is a frequent theme in events that are significant for the people of […]

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Hymns
December 6, 2017

For God Alone I Wait

Created with the words of Psalm 62, Darren Cushman Wood has penned a hymn for those struggling with grief. Especially appropriate […]

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Christmas/Epiphany
October 26, 2017

Songs of Solidarity: Protest Songs for a Loving Church

During times of conflict and unrest, people stand together in love, knowing that goodness is stronger than evil. Sing these […]

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Topical Music
August 18, 2015

Copyright and Licensing for the Church Musician

These documents can be used either for personal learning or to lead a class in presenting important parts of the […]

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Copyright & Licensing